Women Against Heart Disease Lunch

It’s a common misconception that heart disease is a man’s disease. It’s Australia’s biggest killer of women and we need your help to change that.

Jaynie Seal, MC Women's Lunch against Heart Disease

At our Women Against Heart Disease lunch in Sydney you’ll hear from three incredible women who have joined forces to stop heart disease from being misdiagnosed, overlooked, and even ignored in women across Australia.

Anchor of Sky News, Jaynie Seal, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the luncheon and introducing us to our guest speakers.

You’ll learn how Victoria McGee was misdiagnosed for years, how Marie Domingo dismissed her symptoms before suffering heart failure days after giving birth, and how super-fit mum Heather Turland had a SCAD heart attack whilst swimming off Bondi Beach but ignored the warning signs.

Victoria McGee - Women's Lunch Against Heart Disease

Victoria McGee
Had a heart transplant when she was just 32 years old

Marie Domingo - Women's Lunch Against Heart Disease

Marie Domingo
Diagnosed with heart failure just days before giving birth

Heather Turland - Women's Lunch Against Heart Disease

Heather Turland
Suffered a SCAD heart attack whilst ocean swimming

Let’s expand the conversation on women and heart disease and ensure every woman gets the care they deserve by joining us at this special event. You’ll get the chance to hear from our world-leading researchers, meet with like-minded women and help us raise funds for life saving medical research.

Women Against Heart Disease Lunch

When: Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Where: Establishment, Ball Room, 252 George St, Sydney

Past Event Photo Gallery

This event is held in honour of the late Monica O’Loughlin, Finance Manager, Victor Chang
Cardiac Research Institute, who tragically died of a heart attack.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.